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Deploying or undeploying a virtual machine fails in a fenced and partially deployed configuration (1035448)

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After successfully deploying or undeploying a virtual machine, deploying or undeploying a second virtual machine fails in a configuration that is partially deployed and uses fencing or in a configuration that has a virtual network connected to a physical network.
The Lab Manager server might display error messages similar to the following:

An error in contacting the virtual router occurred.
Error in adding fenced route to VM with IP
Could not run remote command ./ on
Process returned a non-zero exit code: 1
The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
Operation Timed Out

When you deploy a second virtual machine in such a configuration, the Lab Manager server communicates to the virtual router. The error occurs because either the virtual router is operational but not reachable, or it is not yet started.
This issue occurs only on Lab Manager that is installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine.


Ensure that the virtual router is on a routable network from vCenter Lab Manager server and firewalls are not preventing communication between the two.

To deploy or undeploy a virtual machine in this scenario:
  1. Enable the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications option under Server Manager > Features.
  2. Download and install the Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications from Microsoft.
    For information on installing Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications, see Microsoft Web site. 
  3. Add the C:\Windows\SUA\bin directory path of the Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications to the System Path Variables. For information on adding system variables, see Microsoft Web site.
  4. Restart the system.
  5. In the Firewall, add an exception to this process [psxss.exe] for rsh to run commands on the vRouter.

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